GOING TO THE DENTIST DURING THE “RED” TRAFFIC LIGHT RATING NZ
Wondering about going to the Dentist while we are under the Traffic Light Protection Framework?! Please read carefully.
The global crisis which we are currently experiencing must be taken seriously. So must your dental health care. This includes doing all we can to stop the spread of Covid-19. It also includes not becoming infected ourselves. We can’t help you if we’re sick.
The Traffic Light Protection Framework Level Red which we are currently under (as of 11.59 Sunday 23rd January, 2022) means all dental care can progress as planned. Your appointments with your Dentist and Hygienist will go ahead at all Traffic Light Protection Framework Levels. to ensure safety (and in line with Dental Council New Zealand regulations), we will ask you the following questions before making an appointment with us:
1. Do you or any member of your household have COVID-19 or are you waiting for a COVID-19 PCR test result? (not a routine surveillance test result)
2. Are you required to self-isolate (including arrival from overseas)?
3. Do you have ANY of the following symptoms now, or in the last 14 days? (Fever, acute cough or shortness of breath, muscle aches, loss of smell, sore throat, generally feeling unwell with no other likely diagnosis).
4. Do you have any other reason to think that you are at risk of having COVID-19?
If you answer YES to any of these questions, we may have to reschedule your appointment.
RED: Yes- you can see your Dentist and Hygienist.
ORANGE: Yes- you can see your Dentist and Hygienist.
GREEN: Yes- you can see your Dentist and Hygienist.
TO ENSURE THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OUR STAFF PLEASE DON’T VISIT A CLINIC, YOU NEED TO CALL TEAM DENTAL BEFORE YOU COME. IF YOU NEED TO SEE A DENTIST ALL OF OUR BRANCHES HAVE STAFF AVAILABLE TO TAKE YOUR CALL AND THEY CAN ADVISE YOU HOW WE CAN HELP.
Don’t forget to brush twice a day and to floss!